Vintage Book- WERNHER VON BRAUN The Mars Project 1953 Space-Astronomy-NASA
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The Mars Project; Wernher von Braun; The University of Illinois Press; Urbana; 1953
Von Braun is the most well-known Nazi ex-pat scientist to relocate to the U.S. under the auspices of Operation Paperclip. Braun was always a proponent of a manned mission to Mars. This book, written for enginners, gives a technical explanation of how to achieve this. 1953 classic about the technical challenges of space travel to Mars. This volume is based on Das Marsprojekt, a special issue of the magazine Weltraumfahrt, published in Germany in 1952. Wemher von Braun played an essential role in the history of rocketry and the development of spaceflight
Ex-library book- lots of wear to the bind, corners and edges. First few pages have library stamps and some writing. Cover has a sticker of the library. Pages are all intact, bind is tight
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***The preface does not mention that when Von Braun submitted this to a German publisher the novel was rejected, but the publisher/editor, thought the Appendix was magnificent! that is how Das Marsprojekt, The Mars Project, the Colliers Series, the Disney Series and Exploration of Mars came to be. Possibly , the Colliers Series provided the lasting kick that got the Apollo program invented. Wernher von Braun was the most prominent representative of the German rocket team in the United States. As an amateur rocketeer in the late 1920s, a civilian employee of the German Army in the 1930s and early 1940s, an SS officer, a prisoner of war and later employee of the U.S. Army, and finally the head of rocket development for NASA, von Braun was part of an international community whose members believed the new technology to be a means to a noble end: freeing humanity from its earthly cradle. Appointed the director of the George C. Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama, when NASA established the facility in 1960, von Braun continued as the managing engineer of the team that developed the Saturn V carrier rocket and made possible the Apollo lunar voyages. Never afraid of new technologies, von Braun helped produce the first television documentary on the idea of spaceflight. Never afraid of new technologies, von Braun helped produce the first television documentary on the idea of spaceflight. The “Man in Space” series on Walt Disney’s then new prime-time show, Disney fostered what Fredric Jameson has called the “common-sense” notion of what science fiction does as a genre.
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